A new update for the insanely popular Pokémon GO app is now available of download. This update will apparently bring the app up to version 1.0.3 and follows on from last week’s update to version 1.0.2 which resolved Pokemon Trainer Club log in problems.
This update only lists to bring “minor text fixes” in the patch notes, and is 153 MB to download. Download away and let us know what team you are.
The mobile game that is taking the world by storm is now available in Canada. Canadian gamers can now “catch ’em all” as Pokemon GO has hit their mobile app store. Pokemon Go has literally transformed the way how people play on mobile and has been downloaded by a TON of people (which is an understatement). Canadian gamers will no doubt experience some server issues as everyone in the county will be downloading the popular mobile game. Keep at it though as the title is pretty unique and is very fun to play.
Gamespot has put together a pretty interesting video for the popular mobile title, Pokemon Go, so give it a watch and let us know what you think. Dead bodies being found, wanted criminals being captured, crazy stuff is happening because of Pokemon Go, so let us know what you think of the video.
Pokemon Go has literally taken the world by storm and I do have to say that I am addicted as well. We will be uploading a video soon on my YouTube channel showcasing our family outing so be sure to subscribe.
Pokemon Go is big. I could actually end this article there and it would be enough for this entire story. Pokemon Go is currently being played by over 7.5 MILLION people and it hasn’t even been out for a week. The game skyrocketed to the top of the app store charts and has already become the #1 grossing title as well. The game is so big it has caused Nintendo’s stock to go up in price by a staggering 25%. EVERYONE is playing Pokemon Go and it has only begun. In addition to these crazy downloads, Sensor Tower estimates that Pokémon Go is generating $1.6 million in revenue from iOS in the U.S. alone (this number doesn’t count Android sales).
The reason you keep bumping into other Pokémon Go players is because millions of people are trying to catch ’em all.
Approximately 7.5 million iOS and Android owners have downloaded Pokémon Go in the United States since Wednesday, according to app-market intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The rush to download it (and spend money on it) has pushed Nintendo’s stock up 25 percent on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The location-based augmented reality game puts digital pocket monsters into your real world using GPS data, which requires you to get out of the house and go walking to get the most from the mechanics. It is only out in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand — and it is coming to Europe and Asia in the next few days, according to The Pokémon Company. But while the rest of the world waits, Poké-trainers that do have access to the app have made it the No. 1 game in terms of downloads and revenues in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. Mobile gaming is a $36.9 billion business, but something like Pokémon Go could fuel further growth as it attracts different people to its appealing brand and different style of gameplay.
In addition to the downloads, Sensor Tower estimates that Pokémon Go is generating $1.6 million in revenue from iOS in the U.S. alone. That doesn’t even include Android. When you look at all three active territories and all platforms, the number is huge.
“Pokémon Go as so far managed to generate $14.04 million across mobile platforms since its release,” SuperData Research analyst Joost van Dreunen said in a statement. “[This puts] it ahead of other titles using the franchise, including Pokémon Shuffle Mobile which has earned an estimated $14.03 million since its release in August 2015.”
In case you missed it, Pokemon GO is now available for mobile devices in the United States. Chances are if you’re reading this post, you have already downloaded the game as the title has already hit #1 on the app store market. Pokemon GO is a mobile title designed to have gamers explore their surroundings and catch the cute little Pokemon directly on your mobile device. I already knew this one was going to be a hit but I can’t wait to see how things pan out for the game in the coming months.
The game was created by developer Niantic in partnership with Nintendo and The Pokemon Co. Nintendo has a large stake in Pokemon and works closely on the flagship franchise.
Nintendo has to be pleased and will no doubt be raking in the cash once the dust settles on this one. I plan on downloading Pokemon GO as soon as I finish this post so be sure to follow me on Twitter for my impressions.
Nintendo’s next mobile games will be based on Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing. Here is what the company had to say:
Nintendo’s Next Mobile Apps: Building on the positive consumer reaction to Miitomo, Nintendo announced that its next two mobile apps would be based on the familiar and beloved Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing franchises. Nintendo plans to release both of these applications this autumn. As for the former app, while making it more accessible in comparison to the Fire Emblem games for Nintendo’s dedicated gaming systems, Nintendo aims to offer the great value of a role-playing strategy game. Nintendo will design the latter game so that it will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems. By playing both Animal Crossing games, users will find increased enjoyment. Both of these are pure game applications. Compared to Miitomo, they have more prominent game elements, and the game content will tie closely into Nintendo’s dedicated games business. Nintendo will provide more details about these applications closer to their launch period, and aims to have multiple types of apps that appeal to different audiences and different groups of players.
This information was given during Nintendo’s investor meeting. Seems like both titles would fit perfectly on the mobile (iOS and Android) platform as they have found homes on Nintendo’s own mobile platforms in the past. Count me excited.
Survey Monkey had the following to share regarding Miitomo’s daily revenue:
Making it rain – $280,000 per week
Monetization has also increased steadily and we estimate that the game is now making $40,000 combined per day across iOS and Android. Roughly 80% of the revenue is from iOS with Android only contributing 20%.
On a per-user basis, we estimate the app has an ARPDAU (Average Revenue Per Daily Active User) of 3-4 cents. While low compared to mid-core games like Supercell’s Clash Royale, this is actually a healthy number for a more casual game like Miitomo, especially early on.
Miitomo, Nintendo’s first official foray into the smartphone market, has seen tremendous success thus far for the company and we don’t see it slowing down. Perennially, I have enjoyed the “social network” and can understand why people have flocked to the game due to its wide appeal. I will be interested to see how Nintendo’s future iOS and Android releases will fair as this is only the beginning for the big N.
Stay tuned for more Miitomo news. Have you downloaded Miitomo yet?
In just 4 days, Miitomo, Nintendo’s first official mobile social media game, has been downloaded over 1.6 million times in the US alone. Miitomo was released on March 30th and is available for iOS and Android. 51% of Miitomo’s install base comes from the US, more than any other territory. Other top regions were Great Britain, France, Germany, and Canada.
Crazy stuff and we can’t wait to see what happens next for Miitomo. I am certainly enjoying it thus far.
Android users get ready for Pokemon! The Pokemon Trading Card Game online is finally headed to the Android platform in the near future. The popular title was released on iOS a while back but is now officially headed to Android users. People who want to get in on the TCG need to be running Android OS 4.0 or later and the game is currently in an open beta.
Miitomo, Nintendo first foray into the iOS market, has hit the charts coming in at #1. The nifty little social media application hit the coveted number in under 24 hours and has been entertaining to yours truly. Keep in ming that this is just on Apple platforms so we have yet to see how well it will do on Android devices. I have downloaded it and am liking it thus far.